Wavesfactory releases Freelodica for Kontakt

Wavesfactory has announced the release of Freelodica, a free sampled 32 keys Hohner Melodica for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Wavesfactory Freelodica

2 microphone positions with stereo width controls. Envelope, key-noise and air volume control. 3x optional round robin and extended range. Original tuning and perfect tuned samples. Dynamics controlled by any CC. Breath noises included for more realism.

We also modeled the imperfect behaviour of the instrument so there is no either sonic or playable difference between The Freelodica and the real thing.

Freelodica features

  • Stereo WAV files, 44.1KHz 24bit.
  • 3x optional round robin.
  • 120Mb downloaded.
  • 2 microphone positions with stereo controls.
  • Original tuning and digitally tuned versions.
  • Envelope, key noise and breath controls.
  • Dynamics controlled by any CC.
  • Real behaviour modelled.

The download is available for free exclusively at Wavesfactory.com. Requires Kontakt full version 4.2.4 or higher.

More information: Wavesfactory / Freelodica


Detunized releases Binaries, Phase Facets & fTable + Digitals Bundle Universal

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Detunized has released three new Universal libraries.

Detunized Binaries, Phase Facets & fTable

Binaries is a collection of FM sounds taken from a Soundblaster ISA card.

Each Binaries patch is made of several velocity layers that reproduce the authentic sound of an 4 Operator OPL3 FM chip and brings you an unique mixture of pristine FM clarity and dusty Digital to Analog conversion.

Phase Facets is based on the Interactive Phase Distortion principle.

IPD synthesis was meant as an effort to simplify sound programming compared to classic FM and it is capable of producing bright and lively tunes with sharp attacks and digital precision. Phase Facets Universal delivers 31 multi-format patches that trigger “filter-less” and “non-substractive” sounds with rich harmonic content and agile brightness.

fTable features an enormous collection of synthesized waveforms that were created on a Hohner HS1E sampler!

All sets of waveforms use the additive and hand drawing capabilities of this unit. The samples are recorded through the samplers proprietary 16 Bit DAC that is a little harsh but also gives unique colorization to the sounds.

Each library supports samples and players that read these formats: SFZ (Ploque Sforzando, Cakewalk SFZ player, Directwave and many more) NKI (NI Kontakt) SXT (Reason Sampler) EXS (Logic Sampler) FXP (Halion Sampler).

The libraries are available for purchase for 9 EUR each.

The packs are also included in the new Digitals Universal Bundle.

Digitals Universal Bundle

Digitals Bundle delivers some of the most famous digital synths from the past decades.

Select your sound from 244 included presets that are built around a 4 Gig sample pool with more than 6000 samples.

Enjoy the lively sound of a TX81z, a TG77, a WSA-1, an OPL-3 FM chip, the Prophecy or both of the famous Hohner sampler/synth devices.

The bundle is available for purchase for 49 EUR.

More information: Detunized


Precisionsound releases Multimonica II sample library

Precisionsound Multimonica II

Precisionsound has announced the Multimonica II, a sample library featuring a vintage analog synthesizer that combines vacuum tube synthesis with a fan-powered reed organ, and is equally at home in electronic and acoustic music.

The Hohner Multimonica II was designed by the German engineer Harald Bode in the mid-1950s. A predecessor to the Clavioline tube synthesizer, the Multimonica II combined vacuum tube synthesis with a fan-driven reed organ.

We sampled both the synthesizer and organ sections of the Multimonica II, capturing every setting and register for each note on the original instrument. After fine-tuning and seamlessly looping the samples, we rebuilt the Multimonica II within virtual samplers for use in your music.

For the synth section, you get the true sound of the analog instrument with huge improvements in control and stability, way beyond what’s possible with the real thing.

Multimonica II features

  • 205 stereo and 350 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
  • 8 multisampled synthesizer settings.
  • 5 multisampled accordion-style registers.
  • 2 programs for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted performance controls and GUI.
  • 14 programs for NI Kontakt 2.
  • 20 programs for Logic EXS24.
  • 13 programs for SoundFont.
  • The total size of the library compressed is 345 MB.

Multimonica II is available to purchase for $59 USD (CD/DVD backup for additional $9.95 USD or/and digital backup for $3.95 USD). All formats are included when you buy Multimonica II.

More information: Precisionsound / Multimonica II


AudioThing releases Organetta for Kontakt

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AudioThing has announced the release of Organetta, a virtual reed organ instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

AudioThing Organetta

The Organetta is a small portable reed organ made in the late 50s by the German company Hohner*. The sound is generated by an electric fan that blows air into a set of brass reeds hence the sound is reminiscent of something in between a melodica and an accordeon.

We sampled this little green friend with two mics: a large diaphragm condenser mic and a piezo attached to the chassis. The fan noise has been removed from the samples but you can choose to add it to the mix or play it alone by pressing the green keys. To add more realism we captured 6 round robin of the key down and up noises.

Organetta features

  • 6 Kontakt Instruments (.nki).
  • 144 Samples (44.1kHz / 24Bit).
  • Two Mics (condenser and piezo).
  • 17 sec long notes samples.
  • 30+ sec long fan samples.
  • Two intensity layers.
  • Formats: Kontakt and WAV.

The Organetta library is available to purchase for the introductory price of 12.90 EUR until July 22nd, 2013 (regular 16 EUR).

More information: AudioThing / Organetta


Soniccouture releases Clav sample library for Kontakt

Soniccouture has announced the release of Clav, a sound library for Native Instruments featuring the sounds of the Hohner D6 clavinet.

Soniccouture Clav
Featuring 31 velocity layers (14,880 samples – 9GB), Soniccoutures’ new intelligent round-robin system, release samples and a fully modelled pickup / preamp section, Soniccouture Clav brings the Hohner D6 Clavinet to your DAW like never before.

Few instruments get fans of funk grooves drooling like the Hohner D6 clavinet. Originally intended for classical harpsichord-esque duties, but really sonically closer to an electric guitar than a piano, its twangy, spanking timbres add a melodic tension to a groove like nothing else. To achieve the iconic funk sound it is paired with a wah-wah pedal – one of the earliest examples of this was on Up On Cripple Creek by The Band in 1969.

The D6 contained 60 strings that are amplified by two active pickups, one above the strings close to the bridge (Upper Pickup), and one below the strings (Lower Pickup). The instrument is played from a keyboard, which launches little hammers that strike and hold the strings in place. When the hammer is released, the dampers at the end of the string stop the sound. The D6 also has a Mute slider, which brings a felt damper over the resonant part of the strings to create a different timbre and shorter decay time.

Clav features

  • 9.6GB Library (5GB on disc).
  • 24 bit 48 khz sampling.
  • 31 Velocity layers + intelligent round robin.
  • Modelled Preamp switching.
  • Seperate Pickup sampling.
  • Kontakt Player Compatible.

The Clav library costs 99 EUR/£89 GBP/$119 USD.

More information: Soniccouture / Clav


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